Department: Finance, Information, Risk & Operations Management
Industry Areas: Capital Markets, Energy
Research Areas: Asset Pricing, Derivatives, Risk Management
Stathis Tompaidis is a professor for the Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management and, by courtesy appointment, the Department of Finance at The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business.
Tompaidis teaches undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. classes in statistics and modeling, business analytics and decision making, financial engineering, computational finance, financial modeling, and other areas.
His research lies at the intersection of management science and finance. He has worked on problems in several areas: financial derivatives markets, market microstructure, asset management, real estate, energy markets and energy reliability, and financial regulation and financial stability. His research has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Operations Research, and Management Science.
He has held visiting positions at Columbia University, Duke University, the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), and Northwestern University, and he has worked with the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Tompaidis also served as associate director of the Financial Markets group and as acting associate director for the Financial Institutions and Risk Management group at the U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Financial Research.
He holds a Ph.D. in physics from UT Austin and a B.Sc. in physics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.